Ted Dean Hollcraft

Ted Dean Hollcraft, born June 11, 1949 in Portland, Oregon, passed away suddenly October 27, 2014.  He was the second of nine children born to his parents; Tom and Marge Hollcraft.  The family furniture business relocated to Seattle in 1954 and Ted grew-up in the Edmonds area, graduating from Meadowdale in 1967.  He joined the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Oriskany during the Vietnam War.  Following his service years, Ted worked in commercial landscaping, acting as the foremen on the Bonneyville and Libby Dam projects.  He later became a residential building contractor in the greater Edmonds area.

Ted’s many hobbies included, rebuilding and racing his 1957 Chevy, flying hand gliders and obtaining his private pilot’s license.  He shared his dad’s love for beautiful furniture and became a meticulous craftsman. His beautiful cursive penmanship was evidence of his attention to detail and perfectionism.

Ted’s greatest passion in later years became his time spent with his Lord and Church.  He was a man of honor and integrity.  He was humble and a gentlemen, a brother and son who will be dearly missed.

He is predeceased by his father Tom, brother (Jamie) , and wife Ilene Foster; and survived by three brothers, David, Jeff and Jon and four sisters; Susan (Kalles), Pat (Taffera), Nancy (Johnson), and Terrie (Manning), and many nephews and nieces.  Ted will be interred on Friday, November 28, at 1:00 p.m. at Tahoma National Cemetery.  A reception will follow.


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